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The primary adaptation is an overall shift in fuel utilization from glucose to FFA in most tissues, as discussed in the previous section 5,6. Relationships between iodothyronine peripheral metabolism and ketone bodies during hypocaloric dietary manipulations. Daniel Porte and Robert Sherwin. The question which requires an answer is this: If sufficient carbohydrate is consumed to provide this much glucose, the brain will have no need to begin using ketones.

Adv Neurol Swink TD, et. Adv Pediatr Kwan RMF et. Effects of a low carbohydrate isoenergetic diet on sleep behavior and pulmonary functions in healthy female adult humans. J Nutr Nebeling LC. Effects of a ketogenic diet on tumor metabolism and nutritional status in pediatric oncology patients: J Am Coll Nutr Nebeling LC and Lerner E.

Implementing a ketogenic diet based on medium-chain triglyceride oil in pediatric patients with cancer. Fearon KC, et.

Cancer cachexia: Am J Clin Nutr Conyers RAJ, et. Cancer, ketosis and parenteral nutrition. Med J Aust 1: Ritter AM. Evaluation of a carbohydrate-free diet for patients with severe head injury.

J Neurotrauma Cahill GF and Aoki T. How metabolism affects clinical problems. Medical Times Walters JK, et. The protein-sparing modified fast for obesity-related medical problems. Cleveland Clinical J Med Yudkin J and Carey M. Lancet Yudkin J. The low-carbohydrate diet in the treatment of obesity.

Postgrad Med David McKay Inc. Publishers, Council on Foods and Nutrition A critique of low-carbohydrate ketogenic weight reducing regimes. JAMA Avon Publishers, Bantam Books, Optimum Training Systems, Xipe Press, The Physiology of Ketosis Chapter 3: Fuel utilization Chapter 4: Basic ketone physiology Chapter 5: Adaptations to ketosis Chapter 6: Changes in body composition Chapter 7: Other effects of the ketogenic diet To address the physiology behind the ketogenic diet, a number of topics must be discussed.

Chapter 3 discusses the utilization of various fuels: Although not specific to the ketogenic diet, this provides the background to understand the following chapters. Chapters 4 and 5 address the topics of ketone bodies, ketogenesis, as well as the adaptations which are seen during the ketogenic diet. These two chapters are among the most technical in the book but are critical to understanding the basis for the ketogenic diet.

Many of the adaptations seen are well-established, others less so. To avoid turning this into an undergraduate level biochemistry discussion, many of the smaller details have been omitted. Interested readers are encouraged to examine the references cited, especially the recent review papers.

Chapter 6 addresses the question of whether a ketogenic diet causes greater, weight, water, fat, and protein losses compared to a more traditional fat loss diet. Finally, chapter 7 addresses the other metabolic effects which occur during ketosis. A note on nomenclature: However, the only three ketone bodies we are concerned with are acetoacetate AcAc , beta-hydroxybutyrate BHB and acetone. To avoid confusion, and since we are only concerned with these three specific ketone bodies, the terms ketone bodies and ketone s are used interchangeably.

The basics of fuel utilization Although this chapter does not discuss the ketogenic diet in great detail, the information presented is helpful in understanding the following chapters. There are four primary fuels which can be used in the human body: These fuels are stored in varying proportions in the body. Overall, the primary form of stored fuel is triglyceride, stored in adipose tissue. Glucose and protein make up secondary sources. These fuels are used in varying proportions depending on the metabolic state of the body.

The primary determinant of fuel utilization in humans is carbohydrate availability, which affects hormone levels. Additional factors affecting fuel utilization are the status of liver glycogen full or empty as well as the levels of certain enzymes. Section 1: Bodily Fuel Stores The body has three storage depots of fuel which it can tap during periods of caloric deficiency: A fourth potential fuel is ketones. Under normal dietary conditions, ketones play a non-existent role in energy production.

In fasting or a ketogenic diet, ketones play a larger role in energy production, especially in the brain. A comparison of the various fuels available to the body appear in table 1. Table 1: Thomas M. Wiley-Liss, Although stored protein could conceivably fuel the body for far longer than carbohydrate, excessive protein losses will eventually cause death. This leaves adipose tissue as the primary depot for long term energy storage 2.

The average person has enough energy stored as bodyfat to exist for weeks or months without food intake and obese individuals have been fasted for periods of up to one year.

Section 2: Relationships in fuel use Looking at table 1, it appears that there are least 4 distinct fuels which the body can use: However when we look at the relationships between these four fuels, we see that only glucose and FFA need to be considered. The difference in the proportion of each fuel used will depend on the metabolic state of the body i. Exercise metabolism is addressed in later chapters and we are only concerned here with the effects of dietary changes on fuel utilization.

In general, tissues of the body will use a given fuel in proportion to its concentration in the bloodstream. So if a given fuel i. By the same token, if the concentrations of a given fuel decrease in the bloodstream, the body will use less of that fuel. By decreasing carbohydrate availability, the ketogenic diet shifts the body to using fat as its primary fuel. Glucose and protein use When present in sufficient quantities, glucose is the preferred fuel for most tissues in the body.

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The major exception to this is the heart, which uses a mix of glucose, FFA and ketones. The major source of glucose in the body is from dietary carbohydrate. This includes certain amino acids, especially alanine and glutamine. While it is true that a high carbohydrate intake can be protein sparing, it is often ignored that this same high carbohydrate also decreases the use of fat for fuel.

If glucose requirements are high but glucose availability is low, as in the initial days of fasting, the body will break down its own protein stores to produce glucose. This is probably the origin of the concept that low carbohydrate diets are muscle wasting. As discussed in the next chapter, an adequate protein intake during the first weeks of a ketogenic diet will prevent muscle loss by supplying the amino acids for gluconeogenesis that would otherwise come from body proteins.

By extension, under conditions of low glucose availability, if glucose requirements go down due to increases in alternative fuels such as FFA and ketones, the need for gluconeogenesis from protein will also decrease. The circumstances under which this occurs are discussed below.

Arguably the major adaptation to the ketogenic diet is a decrease in glucose use by the body, which exerts a protein sparing effect 2. This is discussed in greater detail in chapter 5. This includes skeletal muscle, the heart, and most organs. However, there are other tissues such as the brain, red blood cells, the renal medulla, bone marrow and Type II muscle fibers which cannot use FFA and require glucose 2.

The fact that the brain is incapable of using FFA for fuel has led to one of the biggest misconceptions about human physiology: While it is true that the brain normally runs on glucose, the brain will readily use ketones for fuel if they are available In all likelihood, ketones exist primarily to provide a fat-derived fuel for the brain during periods when carbohydrates are unavailable 2,7. As with glucose and FFA, the utilization of ketones is related to their availability 7.

Under normal dietary conditions, ketone concentrations are so low that ketones provide a negligible amount of energy to the tissues of the body 5,8. If ketone concentrations increase, most tissues in the body will begin to derive some portion of their energy requirements from ketones 9.

Some research also suggests that ketones are the preferred fuel of many tissues 9. One exception is the liver which does not use ketones for fuel, relying instead on FFA 7,10, By the third day of ketosis, all of the non-protein fuel is derived from the oxidation of FFA and ketones 12, As ketosis develops, most tissues which can use ketones for fuel will stop using them to a significant degree by the third week 7,9.

This decrease in ketone utilization occurs due to a down regulation of the enzymes responsible for ketone use and occurs in all tissues except the brain 7. After three weeks, most tissues will meet their energy requirements almost exclusively through the breakdown of FFA 9.

This is thought to be an adaptation to ensure adequate ketone levels for the brain. Except in the case of Type I diabetes, ketones will only be present in the bloodstream under conditions where FFA use by the body has increased. For all practical purposes we can assume that a large increase in FFA use is accompanied by an increase in ketone utilization and these two fuels can be considered together.

Relationships between carbohydrates and fat Excess dietary carbohydrates can be converted to fat in the liver through a process called de novo lipognesis DNL. As long as muscle and liver glycogen stores are not completely filled, the body is able to store or burn off excess dietary carbohydrates.

Of course this process occurs at the expense of limiting fat burning, meaning that any dietary fat which is ingested with a high carbohydrate intake is stored as fat. Under certain circumstances, excess dietary carbohydrate can go through DNL, and be stored in fat cells although the contribution to fat gain is thought to be minimal Those circumstances occur when muscle and liver glycogen levels are filled and there is an excess of carbohydrate being consumed.

As well, the combination of inactivity with a very high carbohydrate AND high fat diet is much worse in terms of fat gain. With chronically overfilled glycogen stores and a high carbohydrate intake, fat utilization is almost completely blocked and any dietary fat consumed is stored.

This has led some authors to suggest an absolute minimization of dietary fat for weight loss 15, The premise is that, since incoming carbohydrate will block fat burning by the body, less fat must be eaten to avoid storage. The ketogenic diet approaches this problem from the opposite direction.

By reducing carbohydrate intake to minimum levels, fat utilization by the body is maximized. Section 3: Factors influencing fuel utilization There are several factors which affect the mix of fuels used by the body. The primary factor is the amount of each nutrient protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol being consumed and this impacts on the other three factors The second determinant is the levels of hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which are directly related to the mix of foods being consumed.

Finally the levels of regulatory enzymes for glucose and fat breakdown, which are beyond our control except through changes in diet and activity, determine the overall use of each fuel.

Each of these factors are discussed in detail below. As stated above, the body will tend to utilize a given fuel for energy in relation to its availability and concentration in the bloodstream. In general, the body can increase or decrease its use of glucose in direct proportion to the amount of dietary carbohydrate being consumed.

This is an attempt to maintain body glycogen stores at a certain level If carbohydrate consumption increases, carbohydrate use will go up and vice versa.

Protein is slightly less regulated When protein intake goes up, protein oxidation will also go up to some degree. By the same token, if protein intake drops, the body will use less protein for fuel. This is an attempt to maintain body protein stores at constant levels. In contrast, the amount of dietary fat being eaten does not significantly increase the amount of fat used for fuel by the body. Rather fat oxidation is determined indirectly: Similarly the consumption of carbohydrate affects the amount of fat used by the body for fuel.

A high carbohydrate diet decreases the use of fat for fuel and vice versa Thus, the greatest rates of fat oxidation will occur under conditions when carbohydrates are restricted. As well, the level of muscle glycogen regulates how much fat is used by the muscle 20,21 , a topic discussed in chapter Hormone levels There are a host of regulatory hormones which determine fuel use in the human body.

The primary hormone is insulin and its levels, to a great degree, determine the levels of other hormones and the overall metabolism of the body 2,16, A brief examination of the major hormones involved in fuel use appears below. Insulin is a peptide protein based hormone released from the pancreas, primarily in response to increases in blood glucose. When blood glucose increases, insulin levels increase as well, causing glucose in the bloodstream to be stored as glycogen in the muscle or liver.

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Excess glucose can be pushed into fat cells for storage as alpha-glycerophosphate. Protein synthesis is stimulated and free amino acids the building blocks of proteins are be moved into muscle cells and incorporated into larger proteins. Fat synthesis called lipogenesis and fat storage are both stimulated. FFA release from fat cells is inhibited by even small amounts of insulin.

When blood glucose increases outside of this range, insulin is released to lower blood glucose back to normal.

The greatest increase in blood glucose levels and the greatest increase in insulin occurs from the consumption of dietary carbohydrates. Protein causes a smaller increase in insulin output because some individual amino acids can be converted to glucose.

FFA can stimulate insulin release as can high concentrations of ketone bodies although to a much lesser degree than carbohydrate or protein. This is discussed in chapter 4. When insulin drops and other hormones such as glucagon increase, the body will break down stored fuels. Triglyceride stored in fat cells is broken down into FFA and glycerol and released into the bloodstream.

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Proteins may be broken down into individual amino acids and used to produce glucose. Glycogen stored in the liver is broken down into glucose and released into the bloodstream 2. These substances can then be used for fuel in the body. Type I diabetics suffer from a defect in the pancreas leaving them completely without the ability to make or release insulin.

IDDM diabetics must inject themselves with insulin to maintain blood glucose within normal levels. This will become important when the distinction between diabetic ketoacidosis and dietary induced ketosis is made in the next chapter.

Like insulin, glucagon is also a peptide hormone released from the pancreas and its primary role is also to maintain blood glucose levels. However, glucagon acts by raising blood glucose when it drops below normal. High levels of insulin inhibit the pancreas from releasing glucagon.

Under normal conditions, glucagon has very little effect in tissues other than the liver i. However, when insulin is very low, as occurs with carbohydrate restriction and exercise, glucagon plays a minor role in muscle glycogen breakdown as well as fat mobilization. In addition to its primary role in maintaining blood glucose under conditions of low blood sugar, glucagon also plays a pivotal role in ketone body formation in the liver, discussed in detail in the next chapter. From the above descriptions, it should be clear that insulin and glucagon play antagonistic roles to one another.

As a general rule, when insulin is high, glucagon levels are low. By the same token, if insulin levels decrease, glucagon will increase. This ratio is an important factor in the discussion of ketogenesis in the next chapter. While insulin and glucagon play the major roles in determining the anabolic or catabolic state of the body, there are several other hormones which play additional roles.

They are briefly discussed here. Growth hormone GH is another peptide hormone which has numerous effects on the body, both on tissue growth as well as fuel mobilization. GH is released in response to a variety of stressors the most important of which for our purposes are exercise, a decrease in blood glucose, and carbohydrate restriction or fasting.

As its name suggests, GH is a growth promoting hormone, increasing protein synthesis in the muscle and liver. GH also tends to mobilize FFA from fat cells for energy.

The primary IGF in the human body is insulin like growth factor-1 IGF-1 which has anabolic effects on most tissues of the body. GH stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1 but only in the presence of insulin. High GH levels along with high insulin levels as would be seen with a protein and carbohydrate containing meal will raise IGF-1 levels as well as increasing anabolic reactions in the body.

To the contrary, high GH levels with low levels of insulin, as seen in fasting or carbohydrate restriction, will not cause an increase in IGF-1 levels. This is one of the reasons that ketogenic diets are not ideal for situations requiring tissue synthesis, such as muscle growth or recovery from certain injuries: There are two thyroid hormones, thyroxine T4 and triiodothyronine T3. In the human body, T4 is primarily a storage form of T3 and plays few physiological roles itself.

The majority of T3 is not released from the thyroid gland but rather is converted from T4 in other tissues, primarily the liver. Although thyroid hormones affect all tissues of the body, we are primarily concerned with the effects of thyroid on metabolic rate and protein synthesis.

The effects of low-carbohydrate diets on levels of thyroid hormones as well as their actions are discussed in chapter 5. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone released from the adrenal cortex and is involved in many reactions in the body, most related to fuel utilization. Cortisol is involved in the breakdown of protein to glucose as well as being involved in fat breakdown. Although cortisol is absolutely required for life, an excess of cortisol caused by stress and other factors is detrimental in the long term, causing a continuous drain on body proteins including muscle, bone, connective tissue and skin.

Cortisol tends to play a permissive effect in its actions, allowing other hormones to work more effectively. They are generally released in response to stress such as exercise, cold, or fasting. Epinephrine is released primarily from the adrenal medulla, traveling in the bloodstream to exert its effects on most tissues in the body.

Norepinephrine is released primarily from the nerve terminals, exerting its effects only on specific tissues of the body. The interactions of the catecholamines on the various tissues of the body are quite complex and beyond the scope of this book. The primary role that the catecholamines have in terms of the ketogenic diet is to stimulate free fatty acid release from fat cells. When insulin levels are low, epinephrine and norepinephrine are both involved in fat mobilization.

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In humans, only insulin and the catecholamines have any real effect on fat mobilization with insulin inhibiting fat breakdown and the catecholamines stimulating fat breakdown. Liver glycogen The liver is one of the most metabolically active organs in the entire body. All foods coming through the digestive tract are processed initially in the liver. Additionally, high levels of liver glycogen tends to be associated with higher bodyfat levels The liver is basically a short term storehouse for glycogen which is used to maintain blood glucose.

The breakdown of liver glycogen to glucose, to be released into the bloodstream, is stimulated by an increase in glucagon as discussed previously. When liver glycogen is full, blood glucose is maintained and the body is generally anabolic, which means that incoming glucose, amino acids and free fatty acids are stored as glycogen, proteins, and triglycerides respectively.

When liver glycogen becomes depleted, via intensive exercise or the absence of dietary carbohydrates, the liver shifts roles and becomes catabolic. Glycogen is broken into glucose, proteins are broken down into amino acids, and triglycerides are broken down to free fatty acids.

If liver glycogen is depleted sufficiently, blood glucose drops and the shift in insulin and glucagon occurs. This induces ketone body formation, called ketogenesis, and is discussed in the next chapter. Enzyme levels The final regulator of fuel use in the body is enzyme activity. Ultimately enzyme levels are determined by the nutrients being ingested in the diet and the hormonal levels which result.

For example, when carbohydrates are consumed and insulin is high, the enzymes involved in glucose use and glycogen storage are stimulated and the enzymes involved in fat breakdown are inhibited.

By the same token, if insulin drops the enzymes involved in glucose use are inhibited and the enzymes involved in fat breakdown will increase. Long term adaptation to a high carbohydrate or low carbohydrate diet can cause longer term changes in the enzymes involved in fat and carbohydrate use as well.

If an individual consumes no carbohydrates for several weeks, there is a down regulation of enzymes in the liver and muscle which store and burn carbohydrates 1,17, The end result of this is an inability to use carbohydrates for fuel for a short period of time after they are reintroduced to the diet. Summary Although there are four major fuels which the body can use, for our purposes only the interactions between glucose and free fatty acids need to be considered. There are four major factors that regulate fuel use by the body.

Ultimately they are all determined by the intake of dietary carbohydrates. When carbohydrate availability is high, carbohydrate use and storage is high and fat use is low. When carbohydrate availability is low, carbohydrate use and storage is low and fat use is high.

The most basic premise of the ketogenic diet is that the body can be forced to burn greater amounts of fat by decreasing its use of glucose. The adaptations which occur in the body as well as the processes involved are discussed in the next chapter.

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Integration of the overall response to exercise. Int J Obes 19 suppl: Cahill GF Jr. Hormone-fuel relationships during fasting. Cahill GF. Banting Memorial Lecture Physiology of insulin in man. Diabetes Foster D. Basic ketone physiology To understand the adaptations which occur as a result of ketosis, it is necessary to examine the physiology behind the production of ketone bodies in the liver. As well, an examination of what ketone bodies are and what ketosis represents is necessary.

Finally, concerns about ketoacidosis as it occurs in diabetics are addressed. Ketone bodies What are ketone bodies? While ketones can technically be made from certain amino acids, this is not thought to contribute significantly to ketosis 1. Roughly one-third of AcAc is converted to acetone, which is excreted in the breath and urine. As a side note, urinary and breath excretion of acetone is negligible in terms of caloric loss, amounting to a maximum of calories per day 2.

The fact that ketones are excreted through this pathway has led some authors to argue that fat loss is being accomplished through urination and breathing. While this may be very loosely true, in that ketones are produced from the breakdown of fat and energy is being lost through these routes, the number of calories lost per day will have a minimal effect on fat loss.

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Functions of ketones in the body Ketones serve a number of functions in the body. The primary role, and arguably the most important to ketogenic dieters, is to replace glucose as a fat-derived fuel for the brain 3,4. A commonly held misconception is that the brain can only use glucose for fuel. These effects should be seen as a survival mechanism to spare what little glucose is available to the body. The importance of ketones as a brain fuel are discussed in more detail in the next chapter.

A second function of ketones is as a fuel for most other tissues in the body. While many tissues of the body especially muscle use a large amount of ketones for fuel during the first few weeks of a ketogenic diet, most of these same tissues will decrease their use of ketones as the length of time in ketosis increases 4.

At this time, these tissues rely primarily on the breakdown of free fatty acids FFA. In practical terms, after three weeks of a ketogenic diet, the use of ketones by tissues other than the brain is negligible and can be ignored. A potential effect of ketones discussed further in chapter 5 is to inhibit protein breakdown during starvation through several possible mechanisms, discussed in detail in the next chapter.

The only other known function of ketones is as a precursor for lipid synthesis in the brain of neonates 4. Ketogenesis and the two site model The formation of ketone bodies, called ketogenesis, is at the heart of the ketogenic diet and the processes involved need to be understood. As described in the previous chapter, the primary regulators of ketone body formation are the hormones insulin and glucagon.

The shift that occurs in these two hormones, a decrease in insulin and an increase in glucagon is one of the major regulating steps regulating ketogenesis. A great amount of research has been performed to determine exactly what is involved in ketogenesis. All the research has led to a model involving two sites: For our purposes, MHS and its effects are unimportant so we will focus only on the first two sites of regulation: The fat cell As discussed in the previous chapter, the breakdown of fat in fat cells, is determined primarily by the hormones insulin and the catecholamines.

When insulin is high, free fatty acid mobilization is inhibited and fat storage is stimulated through the enzyme lipoprotein lipase LPL. When insulin decreases, free fatty acids FFA are mobilized both due to the absence of insulin as well as the presence of lipolytic fat mobilizing hormones such as the catecholamines 9, Glucagon, cortisol and growth hormone play additional but minor roles. Insulin has a much stronger anti-lipolytic effect than the catecholamines have a lipolytic effect.

If insulin is high, even though catecholamines are high as well, lipolysis is blocked. It is generally rare to have high levels of both insulin and catecholamines in the body. This is because the stimuli to raise catecholamine levels, such as exercise, tend to lower insulin and vice versa.

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Breakdown and transport of Triglyceride 11 When the proper signal reaches the fat cell, stored triglyceride TG is broken down into glycerol and three free fatty acid FFA chains.

Once in the bloodstream, FFA can be used for energy production by most tissues of the body, with the exception of the brain and a few others. If there is sufficient FFA and the liver is prepared to produce ketone bodies, ketones are produced and released into the bloodstream. The fat cell should be considered one regulatory site for ketone body formation in that a lack of adequate FFA will prevent ketones from being made in the liver.

That is, even if the liver is in a mode to synthesize ketone bodies, a lack of FFA will prevent the development of ketosis. The liver The liver is always producing ketones to some small degree and they are always present in the bloodstream. Under normal dietary conditions, ketone concentrations are simply too low to be of any physiological consequence. A ketogenic diet increases the amount of ketones which are produced and the blood concentrations seen.

Thus ketones should not be considered a toxic substance or a byproduct of abnormal human metabolism. Rather, ketones are a normal physiological substance that plays many important roles in the human body.

The liver is the second site involved in ketogenesis and arguably the more important of the two. Table of contents Section I: Introduction 1.

Introduction to the ketogenic diet 2. History of the ketogenic diet Section II: The physiology of ketosis 3. Fuel utilization 4. Basic ketone body physiology 5. Adaptations to ketosis 6. Changes in body composition 7. Other effects of the ketogenic diet Section III: The diets 8. Setting calorie levels 9. The standard ketogenic diet SKD Carbs and the ketogenic diet The targeted ketogenic diet TKD Other topics for the ketogenic diet Breaking fat loss plateaus Ending a ketogenic diet Tools for the ketogenic diet Final considerations Section V: Exercise physiology Muscular physiology and energy production Aerobic exercise Interval training Weight training The effect of exercise on ketosis Exercise and fat loss Section VI: Exercise guidelines General exercise guidelines Weight training Section VII: Exercise programs Beginner programs Fundamentally, this is an issue of partitioning, where the calories are going or coming from when you eat or diet.

I'll say up front that the UD2 is not an easy diet. While you don't get to eat everything in sight on the other days, it'll sure seem like it. On some days you can even eat some junk food. If you use the fat loss variant, you should be losing a pound or more of fat per week, while gaining some muscle.

At the very least you'll maintain muscle without loss which can be an improvement for most people. Performance athletes can lean out while maintaining or even increasing performance as well.

For the muscle gain variant, it's a little harder to predict. Women, of course, will have slightly smaller changes overall for what should be obvious reasons. Despite what you may be used to, you'll only be lifting 4 days per week. Each workout should take about an hour or so, with one running maybe an hour and a half.

If you can't find 4 hours per week to train consistently, this diet won't do you much good. Cardio is optional for men, but generally necessary for women to lose their lower bodyfat at any decent rate. Still, you shouldn't need a ton of cardio with this diet, not nearly as much as you think anyhow. There are only one or two required supplements, although there are some that can be genuinely helpful.

Beyond that, the diet revolves around basic foods that you can get at any supermarket I assume that bodybuilders and athletes have no problem with protein powder. While I'll mention drug options to further optimize the diet, they are by no means required. Learn about training on a low carb, ketogenic diet.

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Read more Who is Dave Draper? The Ultimate Diet 2. What this book is and who it's for So here we are again, another book, another chapter on defining the problems. Who am I? Who are you? Why not just use standard dieting approaches? What you should expect during the diet I'll say up front that the UD2 is not an easy diet.